Tag Archives: revising

Writing-Tip Wednesday: Crutch Words — Finding Them and Limiting Them

Last week, John Hartness, my good friend and the owner and editor at Falstaff Books, posted on Facebook about something he was seeing while editing manuscripts. Many of his writers were starting too many lines of dialogue with, “So…” As … Continue reading

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Two Stops on the Blog Tour!

I’m pushing myself to take all sorts of creative chances, following bolder storylines and developing exotic characters. I’m writing leaner, sparser, the way I wish I’d written the old books. In short, I’m trying to make this next project something … Continue reading

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Quick-Tip Tuesday Guest Star!

Joshua Palmatier is guest-starring at Magical Words today, with a Quick-Tip Tuesday post on self editing. Check it out here.

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Quick-Tip Tuesday: Going Back to Our Old Work

I owe an apology to all of you. Seriously. To every person I have critiqued at a Live Action Slush, to every student whose manuscript I’ve marked up, to every aspiring writer I’ve advised with arrogant confidence, I am truly … Continue reading

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Quick-Tip Tuesday Looks at Goals and Realism

The writing profession throws plenty of trials our way; we shouldn’t pile on with unrealistic goals that we can’t possibly meet. And the great thing about making writing a part of your regular routine is that you don’t have to … Continue reading

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A New Post About Revising at SFNovelists

Today’s post can be found at http://www.sfnovelists.com, the group blog on speculative fiction that I maintain, as David B. Coe, along with a group of over one hundred published authors of fantasy and science fiction.  It is called “Writing and … Continue reading

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